I have a new Pixel 6 Pro and have migrated Apps and settings from a 3A via my Google ID. My Google Username is my regular Outlook email address and not a Gmail address. When I now go to add my Microsoft Exchange account I get an error message in red saying 'You have already added this account' because it sees my Google account as an email account, which it isn't. The 3A ran Outlook for me with my Exchange email address, contacts (4,000+) and calendar quite happily alongside using the same email address as my Google Username. The 6 Pro wont have it! Five different Google Help operatives over ten days have failed to provide a solution or answer my question which is: Should I get a Gmail address and change my Google Username to that and if I do so on a PC, will I be able to then add my Exchange account on the phone and will I lose all my App data and set-up on the 6 Pro? The 3A was traded in and is irretrievable. Any ideas on here would be very welcome.
When you say your device "sees" your Google account as an "email account", which do you mean? An Exchange account, Google account, and IMAP email account should all be distinct despite it being possible to use the same username string. Further more, your Microsoft account/Office account, Outlook, Outlook.com, OWA, Work/School permutations, etc can similarly be distinct despite also possibly having the same overlap (I'm not familiar with the specific distinctions on that end, I just recall it was not at all intuitive). You should have the ability to specifically add the exact account types you require, and manually configure them respectively.